Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funding priorities have shifted and we are no longer able to offer the summer One Health Training Program. Program offerings have been reconfigured into a 3-credit hour semester long course, featuring much of the same content, and will be available each fall through the Duke Global Health Institute.
This course is open to Duke enrolled graduate degree-seeking students who are interested in gaining an appreciation for how One Health research techniques can be employed to understand and control the spread of zoonotic diseases.
Course meeting days, location(s), and times: TBD
Instructor Teaching Assistant
Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH Emily Robie, MSc
Professor, DGHI & Infectious Disease Division Research Associate, Duke One Health
Hanes House, Rm 254 Trent Hall, Rm 218
Phone (919) 684-1032 Phone (919) 684-1980
Office hours as arranged Office hours as arranged
This course will introduce graduate students to the epidemiology and control of zoonotic diseases. A special emphasis will be placed on respiratory virus threats which may lead to pandemics. We will also emphasize employing the One Health approach in anticipating and controlling these threats. The course will be offered in hybrid fashion with some face-to-face engagements (as permitted considering Duke’s requirements for social distancing) and other learning occurring online.
The following courses (or equivalent):
After completing this course, students will:
Required textbook: David L. Heymann, MD, ed., Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th edition, 2014, ISBN 978-0-87553-018-5, APHA publisher
This training was originally developed as a 12-credit-hr certificate program, by Dr. Gray at the University of Iowa, where it was offered annually beginning in 2008. It was then moved to the University of Florida where Dr. Gray served as Chair and Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health. While at UF, the training program was revised from a 12-credit curriculum focused on emerging infectious disease research to a 9-credit curriculum centered around the concept of One Health. The training was considered highly successful in engaging international scholars.
In August 2014, Dr. Gray moved this training to Duke University. The Duke One Health Training Program ran from 2015 to 2019 as 9-credit, four-short-course summer program designed to introduce graduate students and visiting scholars to the concept of One Health. Twenty research triangle area faculty provide didactic and field training in using the One Health approach to tackle modern complex problems. The course offered overviews and hands-on learning in epidemiology, ecology, infectious disease research, entomology, food production, zoonotic diseases, outbreak investigations, environmental health, and virology.
Photos of the training program: https://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/media/photo-albums/